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Pharmacy Resident - Research Awards & Recognition

Outstanding Resident Research Project Award PGY-1 and PGY-2

The Outstanding Resident Research Award is sponsored by MSHP each year to recognize exceptional PGY-1 and PGY-2 resident research projects.  There will be separate categories for PGY-1 and PGY-2 pharmacy research.  Residents interested in applying for the award must be a MSHP member and complete  a written description of their project according to submission guidelines.  Research submitted must represent the pharmacy resident's major, year-long research project.  Although results are desirable, they are not required for consideration.  Two finalists from each group (PGY-1 and PGY-2) will be selected to present their research at the Annual Conference.

Presentations will take place on the second day of the Annual Conference.  Each finalist is expected to give a 15-minute PowerPoint presentation with an additional 5 minutes provided for audience questions.  The award recipients (PGY-1 and PGY-2) are determined by audience vote and are announced during the MSHP Awards Ceremony.  The award recipients receive a plaque for their achievements, and all finalists receive a certificate to recognize their accomplishments.  In addition, MSHP offers complimentary Annual Conference registration to each of the finalists.

To apply for the award, click on the MSHP Residency Research Award Application link below and complete the requested application materials.  Applicants must email their submission to Matthew Lillyblad ( and Mark Skildum ( by February 7, 2020.  Award finalists will be notified.  If you have any questions related to the Outstanding Residency Research Project Award, please email Matthew Lillyblad ( or Mark Skildum (   

MSHP Residency Research Award Application 

Award Requirements

  • Research submitted must represent the pharmacy resident's major, year-long research project
  • The resident must be a current member of MSHP

Project Description: Evaluation Criteria

  • Originality and innovative nature
  • Significance of the project to Health System Pharmacy
  • Demonstration of improvement in quality of patient care
  • Quality of written submission (grammar, spelling, flow of content, etc.)

Submission Format

  • Background
  • Goals and objectives (see criteria above)
  • Methodology (study design)
  • Outcomes (quality of data)*
  • Discussion (innovative aspect of project, attainment of goals, importance of the project in pharmacy practice)
  • Conclusion (project impact)

*Please note:  It is desirable to demonstrate research study outcome(s); however, because the research award submission deadline occurs in early February, candidates are not expected, or required to submit results to be considered for the award.

Past Outstanding Residency Research Award Recipients:

2019:  Abby Hendricks, PharmD, PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident at Mayo Clinic
"Predictors of Bleeding Events in Obese Patients Receiving Treatment Dose Enoxaparin"

2019:  Haley Spaulding, PharmD, PGY-2 Internal Medicine Resident at Hennepin County Medical Center
"Utilization of a three-pronged pharmacist led approach to decrease hospital readmissions in a managed Medicaid population at a large safety net hospital"

2018:  Hannah Sauer, PharmD, PGY-1 Resident at Mayo Clinic
"The Effect of Topical Lidocaine on Safety Net Antibiotic Prescription Fill Rates in Childrenn with Non-Severe Acute Otitis Media"

2018:  Brad Smith, PharmD, PGY-2 Resident at Mayo Clinic
"Comparative Outcomes of Gram-positive Antimicrobial Agents in Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy"

2017:  Jennifer Lamermayer, PharmD, PGY-1 Resident at Red Lake Indian Health Service
"Expanding access to behavioral health services in rural communities: An innovative pharmacist collaborative practice model."

2017:  Alex Quinn, PharmD, PGY-2 at Mayo Clinic Hospital
"Patient Satisfaction with Pharmacist Video Visits in Kidney Transplant Candidates"

2016:  Daniel Paley, PharmD, PGY1 Resident at Mercy & Unity Hospitals & Nicole Meyer, PharmD, PGY1 Resident at Goodrich Pharmacy
"Improving Continuity of Care Through the Healthcare Continuum: From Hospital Discharge to Prescription Refills" 

2016: Shannon Piche, PharmD, BCPS at Mayo Clinic Hospital
"Evaluation of Baseline Thromboelastogram as a Predictor of Left Ventricular Assist Device Thrombosis"

2015:  Christopher Ploenzke, PharmD, PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident, VA Minneapolis Health Care System
"Design and Implementation of a Targeted Approach for Pharmacist-medicated Medication Management at Care Transitions" 

2015:  Michael Bly, PharmD, PGY-2 Pharmacy Resident, University of Minnesota Medical Center/Fairview
"Analysis of a Urine Alkalinization Protocol in Patients Who Have Received High-dose Methotrexate"

2014:  Lauren Rupp, PharmD, PGY-1 Resident, Mayo Clinic
"Relationship of Sulfamethoxazolel Therapeutic Drug Monitoring to Clinical Efficacy and Toxicity: A Retrospective Cohort Study"

2014:  Kirstin Kooda, PharmD, BCPS, PGY-2 Resident, Mayo Clinic
"Correlation of CHADS2 with the Incidence of New Onset Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation in a Non-Cardiac Major Vascular and Thoracic Surgical Population"

2013:  Daniel J. Wojenski, PharmD, BCPS, PGY-2 Hematology/Oncology Resident, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
"Comparison of Toxicity, Efficacy, and Dose Modifications in Obese and Non-Obese Patients Receiving Modified FOLFOX6 for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer"

2012:  Paul C Morales, Pharm.D., PGY-2 Oncology Resident, Fairview Health Services, Minneapolis, MN 
"Health System Wide Implementation of Rapid Infusion Rituximaab in Oncology Patients and Expansion into Rheumatoid Patients"

2011:  Erin Frazee, PharmD, PGY-2 Critical Care Resident, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
"Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Vancomoycin on Continuous Venovenous Hemofiltration"

2010:  Christine Lee, PharmD, PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident, United Hospital, St.  Paul, MN
"Value of Pharmacist Involvement in Follow-up of Positive Culture and Sensitivity Results in an Emergency Department:  A Quasi-experimental Post-Test Only Study with a Comparator Group"